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Department of Consumer and Design Sciences

Interior Design

Why Design?

We believe in the power of design to shape a better world, and better spaces for people. We are committed to mentoring students to become design practitioners who are professionally competent, globally aware and socially engaged.

Our interior design program is housed within the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences (CADS), in the College of Human Sciences (CHS). Our colleagues and classmates within the College have chosen different career paths, but we all share a people-centered focus on quality of life.

We hope that you will make the most of what our College has to offer while you are here at Auburn. This is your future -- shape it.

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Partners

Interior Design program partners are comprised of our enthusiastic alumni as well as the Interior Design Advisory Board. They provide support through:

  • Internships
  • Client projects
  • Guest speakers, field trips, jurors for design projects
  • Fund for Excellence
  • Mentoring
  • Product Fairs
  • Professional Development Symposia
  • Sponsorships for Football Program Ad


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Grisham Trentham
Grisham Trentham

Lecture Series

Since 1987 the Grisham/Trentham Lecture Series has brought world class designers and business leaders to the Auburn campus to share their insights, experiences, and successes with students, faculty, and guests. Initiated by Professor Gary Trentham of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Auburn University, and supported through an endowment established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grisham, Huntsville, AL, the lecture series has expanded the horizons of many Auburn students, inspiring them to challenge themselves to fulfill their career goals and aspirations at a higher level.

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Additional Information
  • Apparel production laboratory with industrial and home sewing equipment
  • Two 3D body scanners—SizeStream and TC2 (see pictures)
  • Gerber AccuMark 2000 Professional Edition
  • Gerber Marking System 2000 Professional Edition
  • Gerber Pattern Design System 2000 Professional Edition
  • Optitex software for avatar production
  • Lectra digitizer
  • Historic Costume and Textiles Collection
  • Software packages
    • Adobe Muse
    • Adobe Creative Suite 5
  • Paula Peek & Anna Ruth Gatlin, 2015 Auburn University President’s Collaborative Units Excellence Award
  • Paula Peek & Veena Chattaraman, 2015 Honorable Mention, Auburn University E-Portfolio Faculty Cohort
  • Shari Park-Gates, Educator member of the Alabama State Board for Interior Design Registration
  • Paula Peek, W. Allen and Martha Reimer Reed Associate Professor of Interior Design
  • Paula Peek, Auburn University Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Shari Park-Gates & Lindsay Tan, NCIDQ (National Council on Interior Design Qualifications) Certification
  • Lindsay Tan, EDAC (Evidence Based Design Accreditation and Certification)
  • INDS scholarships and awards
    • Interior Design Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
    • Daisy Bond Alabama Chaper-ASID Endowed Scholarship
    • Elizabeth Lauren “Libbie” Ainsworth Endowed Scholarship for Interior Design Students in the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy Program
    • Richard W. Henton Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design
    • Richard W. Henton Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad in Interior Design
    • Katherine Lynne Stanley Endowment for Scholarships
  • CADS scholarships
    • Arlene Rushing Lowe Scholarship
    • Parthenon Prints/Bay Point Scholarship
    • Larson-Peterson Memorial WPB Endowed Scholarship
    • Jane Campbell and Gene L. Lorendo Scholarship

    Additional scholarships are available through the College of Human Sciences and through Auburn University. Visit the College of Human Sciences Undergraduate Student Services website for information.
  • ASID (American Society for Interior Design-Alabama; Auburn Student Chapter)
    The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Chapter/Department of Consumer and Design Sciences is an affiliate of the American Society of Interior Designers, a professional society of interior designers. The primary purpose of this organization is to enlarge students’ understanding of the interior design profession and the role they might have with this organization through Allied and Professional membership. Activities include student participation in events sponsored by Alabama ASID and National ASID organizations, field trips, design competitions, and other types of pre-professional development activities. Contact the Department Head, Department of Consumer and Design Sciences for further information.

  • IIDA (International Interior Design Association--Alabama; Auburn Student Chapter)
    The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Chapter/Department of Consumer and Design Sciences is an affiliate of the International Interior Design Association of Designers, a professional society of interior designers. The primary purpose of this organization is to work toward the advancement of the value of interior design and its practictioners as well as to cultivate leadership within the profession. IIDA seeks to enlarge students’ understanding of the interior design profession internationally and the role they might have with this organization through Allied and Professional membership. Activities include student participation in events sponsored by Alabama IIDA and National IIDA organizations, field trips, design competitions, and other types of pre-professional development activities. Contact the Department Head, Department of Consumer and Design Sciences for further information.

  • USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council-Alabama; Auburn Chapter)
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Interior Design
For More Information Contact:

Department of Consumer and Design Sciences
308 Spidle Hall
ulricpv@auburn.edu
334-844-4084